How was a committed socialist on the fringes of Westminster politics able to win one of the strongest leadership mandates in British political history? Tom Mills reviews Richard Seymour's new book, 'Corbyn: the strange rebirth of radical politics' and finds an astute analysis of the socio-political conditions which have given rise to Corbynism, its future prospects and the substantial obstacles it will inevitably face.
Whether it's DiCaprio being cast to play your cultural icon, or an American mass shooter being foisted upon you, it's not easy being an Afghan; especially when others define your Afghan identity for you, writes Ali Latifi.
In the third essay of his series on Brazilian revolutionary dramatist Augusto Boal, Andrew Robinson explores Boal's analyses of classical and bourgeois theatre, as well as his criticisms of modern mass media such as television.
Is there a distinctly British Muslim case with regards to Thursday's referendum on Britain's membership of the EU? Dilly Hussain examines the arguments.
This month marks the 40 year anniversary of the Great Grunwick strike, a pivotal episode in the history of the British Labour movement. Amrit Wilson argues we need a broader reading of the strike as a key moment in race, class and gender relations in the UK.
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Editor's Desk, New in Ceasefire - Oct 8, 2015 17:00 - 1 Comment
Yesterday, the London premiere of the film ‘Sufragette’ was disrupted by a red carpet direct action led by protesters from activist collective Sisters Uncut. They explain why their action was both appropriate and necessary.
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A report released this week reveals the deep ties between pro-Israel organisations operating in Brussels and US-based right-wing donors, Republican supporters of Islamophobic causes and proponents of Israel’s settlement project. The report’s authors argue we need much greater transparency in political lobbying at the EU.
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Comment | The Government’s Extremism Bill will do little to prevent extremism and much to undermine democracy and civil liberties
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New in Ceasefire, Special Reports - Mar 29, 2016 15:30 - 1 Comment
In the general context of structural racism facing Black, Muslim, and other oppressed communities, the UK state’s war on migrants is playing an increasingly central role. But in the face of these attacks, argues Malia Bouatia, we are also witnessing a growing amount of resistance.
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In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Mar 29, 2016 10:06 - Comment
In the second essay of his series on Augusto Boal, the Brazilian playwright, director and political activist, Andrew Robinson explores Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed. He examines the classic forms of Boal’s work, its key methods, and the centrality of concepts such as oppression and bodily alienation.
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Arts & Culture, Film & TV, New in Ceasefire - May 31, 2016 22:51 - Comment
Muhammad Idrees Ahmad reviews The Journey from Syria, Matthew Cassel’s new documentary tracing the remarkable journey of a Syrian refugee from his home in Damascus across half of Europe, and finds “a human story about ordinary lives disrupted by extraordinary circumstances.”